ACMT Committees

ACMT provides many opportunities for our members to help drive the mission of College. By serving on a committee, you can have a direct impact the work that is important to the membership. If you are interested in joining one of these Committees, you may request to do so by logging in to the ACMT Member Center.

Addiction Medicine Committee 

Chair: Leslie R. Dye, MD, FACMT
Staff Liaison: Mukta Deia

Purpose and Mission

The purpose of this committee is to provide ACMT members a platform to communicate about addiction medicine opportunities for medical toxicologists. This section will focus on creating awareness and understanding of the treatment of addictive disorders as well as on creating opportunities for medical toxicologists to network, find mentors who practice in this area as well as develop a repository of information and educational materials for use in educational activities related to addiction medicine.

Overview
  • Provide medical toxicologists with opportunities to contribute and share their unique addiction toxicology expertise with Addiction Medicine professionals inside and outside of ACMT
  • Ensure that all medical toxicologists whose practice involves a significant amount of Addiction Medicine recognize any gaps in knowledge and practice between Medical Toxicology training/practice and Addiction Medicine training/practice and have the resources to fill those gaps
  • Assist any medical toxicologist who is eligible to sit for the ABPM Addiction Medicine Board Exam via the Practice Pathway to apply while the pathway remains open
  • Advocate for the care of all medical toxicology patients with substance use disorders
  • Provide a resource of current knowledge and practices in Addiction Medicine for all members of ACMT

Awards Committee 

Chair: Michelle Ruha, MD, FACMT
Staff Liaison: Singa Yu

Purpose and Mission

This committee organizes and reviews the nominations for specific ACMT Awards and suggests a recipient for each ACMT award. The Committee Chair chooses members of the Awards Committee and its subcommittees. If you are interested in participating in this committee, please email info@acmt.net for future consideration.

Clerkship Council Committee 

Chair: Charlotte Goldfine, MD
Staff Liaison: Adrienne Dunavin / Lucinda Gonzales

Purpose and Mission

The CCMT aims to serve as a unified voice for medical toxicology clerkship directors on a national level. Our target audience will consist of medical toxicology clerkship directors, medical student educators and medical students who are enrolled in US medical schools. Our initial set of objectives include: creating and maintaining a searchable database of medical toxicology clerkships in the US; compiling existing resources and developing new materials that can be used by clerkship directors and medical students; and creating a national model clerkship curriculum.

Education Committee 

Chair: Diane Calello, MD, FACMT
Staff Liaison: Adrienne Dunavin

Purpose and Mission

This committee determines the educational needs of the membership (as identified through needs assessments and feasibility studies) and identify or develop resources and delivery modalities to address those needs. They also assess current educational offerings and partnerships and monitor the ongoing effectiveness of all educational activities.

Overview
  • Determine educational needs of the membership
  • Provide guidance and help develop content for conferences, webinars, and other course offerings
  • Identify or develop resources and delivery modalities
  • Assess current educational offerings and partnerships

Fellowship Directors Committee

Chair: Tony Pizon, MD, FACMT
Staff Liaison: Singa Yu

Purpose and Mission

This committee shall define and initiate initiatives for the Medical Toxicology Program Directors as a group. This committee is only open to current medical toxicology fellowship directors. 

International Committee 

Chair: Ziad Kazzi, MD, FACMT
Staff Liaison: Jenn Dorsey

Purpose and Mission

This committee serves to develop and maintain ACMT’s strategy to increase our emphasis on international activities and is responsible for Connecting clinicians, educators, and researchers worldwide about issues related to poisoning, envenomation and overdose.

Membership Committee 

Chair: Evan Schwarz, MD
Staff Liaison: Jenn Dorsey

Purpose and Mission

This committee determines the eligibility of applicants for active membership and fellowship, represents and monitors the needs of the membership, recommends policies, procedures, and initiatives to assure a growing and vital membership organization and organizes the annual FACMT Reception.

Overview
  • Recommends policies, procedures, and initiatives to assure a growing and vital membership
  • Determines eligibility of applicants for active membership and fellowship by reviewing credentials of all applicants
  • Increase awareness of medical toxicology to medical students and residents (family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics as well as emergency medicine) through promoting existing conferences / webinars and targeted outreach
  • Develop and sustain diversity, equity, and inclusion focus throughout ACMT

Nominations Committee 

Chair: Louise Kao, MD, FACMT
Staff Liaison: Singa Yu

Purpose and Mission

This committee is responsible for securing candidates for the ballot and to present a slate of qualified, acceptable candidates to the ACMT Board of Directors for approval and to the ACMT membership for a vote. 

Position Statements & Guidelines

Chair: Andrew Stolbach, MD, FACMT
Staff Liaison: Alex Houck

Purpose and Mission

This committee is responsible for developing position statements, guidelines, and commentary for ACMT. The committee reviews existing position statements and recommends revising, reaffirming, or retiring them. The committee may explore, participate, and draft position statements, guidelines and commentary with other organizations when appropriate.

Overview
  • Develops position statements, practice statements, guidelines, and commentary for ACMT and makes a recommendation to the board for adoption
  • Reviews existing position statements and practice statements and makes a recommendation for revision, reaffirmation, or retirement.

Practice Committee 

Chair: Christina Hantsch, MD, FACMT
Staff Liaison: Dana Karshenas

Purpose and Mission

This committee is responsible for providing exposure to ACMT on a national basis through the development of Position Statements and organizes the Fellows-in-Training Roundtable and Practice Symposium held annually at the North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology.

Overview
  • Review and maintain existing Practice resources for ACMT members
  • Develop new Practice resources for ACMT members
  • Provide education and guidance around building and sustaining a medical toxicology practice (including multiple practice models)

Research Committee

Chair: Maryann Amirshahi, MD, FACMT
Staff Liaison: Alison Meyn

Purpose and Mission

This committee is responsible for reviewing applications and organizing the selection process for various research grants. The Research Committee also organizes the research poster session and assists and provides guidance with the Fellows-in-Training Research Forum at our Annual Scientific Meeting.

Overview
  • Develop opportunities for original research presentations
  • Organize the Fellow-in-Training Research Forum
  • Provide oversight and scientific review of ToxIC studies and ACMT surveys
  • Provide oversight and scientific review of the Medical Toxicology Foundation Research Awards 
  • Provides oversight to ASM Abstract Review
  • Organizes ASM Abstract Review